Mission Polygon Wood combines personal stories of fallen soldiers with activity tasks in Polygon Wood. This forest is a three-minute drive from our museum and belongs, together with Tyne Cot Cemetery, to the utmost important sites of the Ypres Salient commemorating World War I. Apart from CWGC Polygon Wood Cemetery and Buttes New British Cemetery, bunker ruins amongst others are reminiscent too of the war history.

In Polygon Wood, the group is expected to reach the other side of Polygon Wood independently via four locations. However, they do not have a ready-made itinerary. In small groups they need to use codes, carry out hands-on tasks and use British, Australian or New Zealand identity cards of fallen soldiers to find their way.


Practical information
  • Location: Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke
    • Students should provide appropriate footwear according to the weather conditions
  • Duration: 2.30h (visit to Passchendaele Museum not included)
  • Target group: secondary schools with students aged above 14
  • A maximum of 39 students per session
    • groups from 40 students will be split up into groups of minimum 20 students
    • The ideal group exists of 30-35 pupils. This way, everyone has their input.
    • A maximum of two sessions can go on at the same time.
  • Our supervisors assist and keep an eye on things on the way
  • Download the information pack here
  • Rate: €300 per session


Combined visit

Do you wish to combine this workshop with a non-guided or guided visit to the Passchendaele Museum? You can find our rates here.


Do you wish to receive a tailor-made offer?

Contact our reservations department and we will gladly help you. Attention: reservations at least 4 weeks in advance.

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